05 Aug '11, 9am

Trips of less than 10 miles account for 40% of UK domestic carbon emissions from transport (DfT) #smartertravel

Governments Failing to Back Greener Travel Issued: Thursday 4 August 2011 Government and local councils in England are failing to take value-for-money steps proven to cut traffic and carbon emissions – despite the advice of the Government's own expert advisor, a new report from Friends of the Earth and Sustrans shows today (Thursday 4 August 2011). The research comes on the same day as the Government publishes new statistics showing that over the last year traffic has barely fallen and congestion has not improved, despite soaring fuel prices and recession causing many motorists to cut journeys. The two charities say that to reduce traffic and carbon emissions from transport, councils should urgently increase their spending on greener travel and the Government should help by putting a duty on them to produce low-carbon strategies. The report, written by built environment co...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-sustrans/media/news-rele...

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